Low Voltage Light


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Old 05-26-19, 08:06 AM
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Low Voltage Light

We have a property with 4 low voltage lights controlled by a low voltage dimmer. All lights work fine--usually. Except the one closest to the dimmer sometimes goes out.

I detached it from the ceiling and let it dangle. It has its own small transformer wire nutted in.

Then I turned it on. Checking for loose connections, I jiggled all the wiring, the bulb, bulb socket, and all of the wire nuts to the trans. I could not get it to go out.

But still, this light sometimes goes out for unknown reason. I'm thinking to try replacing the little wired in transformer. (FYI it is 75w and the bulb is 50W) Is this a good approach? Other suggestions?
 
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Old 05-26-19, 08:22 AM
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Yes, if that light is on its own transformer it could be failing. It could be getting too hot and tripping a thermal overload.
 
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Old 05-26-19, 08:43 AM
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Do those fixtures use MR-16 bulb ? The sockets go bad from the high heat.

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Old 05-26-19, 10:43 AM
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Yes MR 16...however I jiggled and jiggled some more everything including the bulb socket and I couldn't get the light to go out. Could I be missing something else with what your saying?
 
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Old 05-26-19, 10:49 AM
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Replace the socket with a ceramic one. Those sockets are a nuisance.
When I get a call for one.... I replace them all.
 
 

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